Windows & SQL Server 2008 Migrations into AWS


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Microsoft Windows and SQL Server 2008 end of support is coming soon!


Have you considered your options?

  • SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 - Extended support ends 9th July, 2019
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 - Extended support ends 14th January, 2020

The problem once you hit these dates:

  • Non-compliance issues
  • Vulnerable to security attacks
  • No new patches or security updates


If you're looking to migrate Windows and SQL servers to AWS, we can help!

  • Bring your applications to AWS
  • Take advantage of 3 migration options
  • Carry out a SQL AWS workshop

  • Understand the commercials & TCO of migration
  • Investigate funding support from AWS
  • Reduce operational costs with managed OS and DB services

AWS offer a broad set of options to maximise flexibility

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Rehost - Amazon EC2

  • Familiar administrative experience
  • Full control over your environment
  • All SQL Server features available

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Replatform - Amazon RDS

  • Optimised architecture
  • Automated patching & backups
  • Proven high availability

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Refactor - Aurora

  • Adopt cloud native services
  • Significantly reduces TCO with
    no licensing
  • Migration tooling and services

Options to consider in detail

Why AWS?

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Enhanced High Availability & Disaster Recovery

With AWS, you gain a proven platform. With
numerous Availability Zones (AZs) within
geographic regions all around the world, AWS
has orders of magnitude more AZs and also
more experience supporting critical workloads
than other providers.

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License flexibility

The “Bring Your Own License”
approach allows you to capitalise
on both your existing license
investments and all the benefits
of running Microsoft workloads
on AWS.

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Easily modernise to future proof your databases

The AWS Database Migration Service, (DMS) can
offer you a streamlined approach to modernise
on a high-performance, database management
system like Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift,
MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB, or Linux, all on your timetable.

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As an Advanced Consulting Partner for AWS we can help determine the right path for your migration.

Our team of experts are here to help you build, deploy, scale, and manage Microsoft applications quickly and cost-effectively on AWS.

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